Energy Union

Europe's New Liberal Mercantilism?

  • Svein S. Andersen
  • Andreas Goldthau
  • Nick Sitter

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Svein S. Andersen, Andreas Goldthau, Nick Sitter
    Pages 1-10
  3. The EU and the Global Political Economy of Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Svein S. Andersen, Andreas Goldthau, Nick Sitter
      Pages 13-26
    3. Jean-Arnold Vinois
      Pages 27-50
    4. Øystein Noreng
      Pages 51-82
  4. High Politics: The New Security Dimension of European Energy Policy

  5. Low Politics: The Regulatory Dimension of European Energy Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-132
  6. Contesting the Energy Union

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-184
    2. Svein S. Andersen, Andreas Goldthau, Nick Sitter
      Pages 185-200
    3. Svein S. Andersen, Andreas Goldthau, Nick Sitter
      Pages 237-241
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 243-253

About this book


This book contributes to an ongoing debate about the EU as a global actor, the organization’s ability to speak with one voice in energy affairs, and the external dimension of the regulatory state. Investigating whether the Energy Union amounts to a fundamental shift towards Europe's new 'Liberal Mercantilism', it gathers high-level contributors from academia and the policy world to shed light on the changing nature of the EU's use of power in one of its most crucial policy fields. It argues that the Energy Union epitomizes a change in the EU’s approach to managing its economic power. Whilst the EU remains committed to a liberal approach to international political economy, it seems ready to promote regulation for the purpose of augmenting its own power at the expense of others, notably Russia. This edited collection will appeal to political scientists, economists and energy experts.


Policy Economic power Russia Regulation Governance Geopolitics International Relations

Editors and affiliations

  • Svein S. Andersen
    • 1
  • Andreas Goldthau
    • 2
  • Nick Sitter
    • 3
  1. 1.BI Norwegian Business SchoolOsloNorway
  2. 2.Royal Holloway University of LondonHungary
  3. 3.BI Norwegian Business SchoolOsloNorway

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